Jul 3, 2019

Vancouver, BC – Following up from their inaugural sold-out visual effects (VFX) presentation with Image Engine, Langara College’s Centre for Entertainment Arts (CEA) is thrilled to announce that they will be joined by 2019 Visual Effect Society (VES) award winner Jan Philip Cramer, Head of Animation at Digital Domain. Cramer will host an in-depth discussion of his work on Avengers: Infinity War.

Cramer has been the driving force behind Digital Domain’s award-winning work on Thanos, which received the award for Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature at the 2019 VES Awards. The awards recognize outstanding artistry and innovation by visual effects practitioners including artists, animators, technologists, model makers, and more.

The Centre for Entertainment Arts is a brand new public-private partnership launching post-secondary VFX programs this fall. Located in a 38,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility on Great Northern Way in Vancouver, the CEA will give students world-class training and education for careers in animation, VFX, and gaming. The curriculum is focussed first and foremost on helping students master their craft and prepare them for careers as artists and designers.

The July 16th event will focus on Avengers: Infinity War: explaining machine learning, showcasing character development, presenting the Philosopher short film, as well as breaking down shots. Along with being fun and absorbing, the event will inform prospective or curious students about the opportunities in the VFX industry.

A second event related to Cramer’s work on Avengers: Endgame will be announced in the near future.

The free event will be held in the T Building Gallery at the Langara College main campus, 100 W. 49th Avenue. Tickets can be ordered on Eventbrite.

About Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as 'house of teachings', a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located. Langara is celebrating its 49th year on West 49th Avenue with Beyond 49, an integrated celebration, alumni engagement, and fundraising campaign to reconnect with alumni, and raise funds for student support and important College initiatives.

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Mark Dawson
Manager, Public Affairs 


Paul Done